IBM adds cloud option to mobile app development platform
IBM has taken its MobileFirst development platform to the cloud.
The toolset, which was previously available only on premise, can now be provisioned quickly in the IBM Bluemix cloud. IBM is positioning the offering as a mix-and-match option, with customers having the choice of where to develop and deploy their applications without compatibility concerns. “We see this release as being the fusion of the infrastructure that enterprises need for safe, secure application development with speed and married with cloud,” said Michael Gilfix, vice president of IBM MobileFirst and Smarter Process.
Gartner estimates that 75 percent of enterprises will have a mobile development platform by 2020. A recent IBM Institute for Business Value study found that 77 percent of executives plan to do at least five enterprise mobile initiatives over the next year
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